The Swimming Pool

  • by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Narrated by Laurel Lefkow
  • 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Just as Lois Maynard is about to sell the family's summer home, her domineering and troubled older sister, Judith, returns and a mysterious murder disrupts the household.

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A cast of unusually appealing characters

What made the experience of listening to The Swimming Pool the most enjoyable?

I've read the book many times; when read aloud, it unfolds in Rinehart's unhurried, beautifully nuanced style.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Swimming Pool?

Lots of cliff-hangers here; even knowing in advance who dunnit and what's coming, still a pleasure.


What does Laurel Lefkow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She reads beautifully, with just enough change to make all the characters individuals. Her own voice has just the cultivated, well-educated cadence and accent that Miss Maynard certainly had.


If you could take any character from The Swimming Pool out to dinner, who would it be and why?

It would have to be the narrator, Miss Maynard, trying to cope with harsh realities, when her wealthy, privileged past had not prepared her for post-depression life with only three servants, or earning a living. Or murder.


Any additional comments?

As all of Rinehart's plots, this one has layers, like an onion. Murder to cover up a social scandal seems pretty old fashioned, but the book is memorable because of the cast of charming, believable characters.

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- ernest drown

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-05-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios